Growth is weird, awkward, uncomfortable, and incredible all at the same time.
The most important thing I’ve observed throughout traveling is my change in perception. A few posts ago, I mentioned struggling to identify with in the Islamic society. I asked, “Was there room for diversity?”
After hanging out with a group of friends I’ve made here in Meknes, I’ve realized that this was in my control. In order to feel this sense of belonging that I thought I was missing… it was entirely up to me. I separated myself from many people around me unintentionally as if we didn’t share as many things as we do.
How we worship
How we communicate with one another
How we help one another
How we love
How we express ourselves
How we innovate
How we explore
How we celebrate
How we govern
How we respect another individual
What are the nuances within different cultures?
As an international student recognizing the universality of a global culture, I’m happy to see our similarities and respect our differences.